Global law firm Ropes & Gray has strengthened its international risk practice with the appointment of Judith Seddon, one of the UK’s leading financial crime lawyers. Judith will join the firm as a partner and co-head of the firm’s London international risk practice, alongside US and England & Wales qualified partner Amanda Raad.

Judith Seddon

Judith Seddon

Judith joins the firm from Clifford Chance, where she was also a partner. She specialises in advising clients on UK and cross-border regulatory and criminal investigations and prosecutions, with a particular focus on the financial services sector. Her experience includes working on some of the largest and highest profile investigations of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Judith offers services to both UK-based clients and any global client doing business in the UK on all issues of white-collar crime, fraud, corruption as well as regulatory investigations.

Judith is ranked as a leading individual by the Legal 500, which described her as ’the go-to woman for all financial services investigations with a criminal dimension.’ She is also ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in the Chambers & Partners UK directory, which notes her ’impressive criminal law background and strong relationships with financial institutions,’ as well as her ’sensible and strategic approach.’ She is additionally listed in the Global Investigation Review’s ‘100 Women in Investigations’ and was awarded ‘Best in White Collar’ at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2016.

David Chapin, managing partner of Ropes & Gray said: ’Judith’s reputation as one of the UK’s leading financial crime lawyers speaks for itself, and she is an excellent addition to our market-leading international risk group.’

’We are very pleased to welcome Judith to our outstanding group of partners in London,’ said Mike Goetz, managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s London office.